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05
Jan 2017
Is the Good News fake news?

Is the Good News fake news? In a time of misinformation and fake news, what about the Good News (the gospel)? Is it just another story made up to trap the unwary?   How do you know what you know? Who remembers the olden days: “it must be true – there it is in black-and-white!” we would say, pointing to a newspaper. Of course, even then, being in a newspaper was no guarantee of truth, but reputable papers cared about their reputation, even printing retractions when they got something wrong (ok, in......

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06
Mar 2016
What is the Holy Spirit experience?

What is the Holy Spirit experience? I’m glad you asked. The Holy Spirit experience is proof of God’s presence in your life. It’s accompanied by a tangible, miraculous, sign. It’s a personal revealing. It’s the reason Jesus came to earth. The Holy Spirit is referred to in a number of ways: Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, Spirit of God, and Spirit of Christ are all terms used to describe God’s Spirit that He sends to the world to live inside those who believe and follow Him. The best explanation is the experience itself,......

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22
Dec 2015
What We Believe

What We Believe Our personal experience, and its context in the Bible story is much bigger than we can get across in just a few words. The Bible is the story of God’s dealings with Israel; of preachers, teachers, prophets and kings. It is the story of Jesus, the gospel and the Church. It is a story of miracles, direct insights and transformed lives. Everything covered in its pages is important. This statement of belief is merely a starting point for the story. We believe:    ■ in the infallibility of the......

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20
Dec 2015
The Bible

The Bible – We believe in the infallibility of the Word of God The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to mankind. The Bible was written by human beings under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: “holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”. …surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets – Amos 3:7 The Bible tells us of: God’s plans for individuals and for nations God’s people Israel and God’s Son Jesus, the Christ The......

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19
Dec 2015
jesus - the cross

We believe Jesus is the Son of God The Bible calls Him King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He called Himself Son of God, and Son of Man. He lived on earth 2000 years ago. Millions believe He lives still. So who is Jesus? He lived, He died His mission was to His own people but He was rejected by them. The religious leaders of His day plotted to have Him killed, and succeeded in their plans. He healed people and even raised them from the dead. He taught people about......

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18
Dec 2015
The Gospel - The Good Message of Hope

We believe in the gospel of His death and resurrection ‘The Gospel’ simply means the ‘good message’. In the four gospels in the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) the good news of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is told. He died for you He knew He was to die. The prophets had foreshadowed the sacrifice He was to make. When John the Baptist met Jesus for the first time he said: “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” This description......

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17
Dec 2015
Salvation

Salvation We believe the directive to repent, be baptised, and receive the Holy Spirit Peter the Apostle told the crowd clearly what must be done for Salvation. In the Bible he specified the response they should have to their newly-found knowledge that Jesus had died for them and was risen from the dead. Repent and be baptised… receive the gift of the Holy Spirit He told them to “…repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the......

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16
Dec 2015
holy spirit - the dove

The Holy Spirit We believe we are baptised into the Body of Christ (the Church) through the Holy Spirit We are baptised into the Church by the Holy Spirit. In the Bible we read: for by one Spirit are we all baptised into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). Receiving the Holy Spirit is essential to join the church. Without it, we are not yet in the “one body”. Different terms,......

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15
Dec 2015
speaking in tongues and tongues of fire

We believe we are baptised into the Body of Christ (the Church) through the Holy Spirit, with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues Speaking in tongues is to speak in a new unlearned language miraculously. The gift of tongues is spoken of prophetically in the Old Testament: “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord”, (Zephaniah 3:9). Jesus said believers would speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17). Sure enough, when the......

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14
Dec 2015
gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church Miraculous is the right word. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are not merely somebody being ‘good’ at something. They are supernatural Spiritual endowments given to believers to assist the Church in its mission. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit distributes these gifts as He determines (1 Corinthians 12:11). As a need arises, any Spirit-filled person has the capacity to operate any one of these gifts. As we walk in the Spirit we expect the miraculous in......

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